Good/No jacket (as issued). 430 pp., including Business Directory and Index. All four foldouts present. Original binding is solid. Gilt on cover is bright. Some foxing and other stains but entirely legible. Covers generally worn with edgewear, bumped corners and chips at spine. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Sketch Book of Saint Louis Containing a ...
Publisher: George Knapp & Co.
Publication Date: 1858
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Description St. Louis. 1858., 1858. 430pp. plus two (of four) folding engraved plates. Original brown publisher's cloth, cover stamped in blind and gilt; rebacked with brown cloth. Corners worn. Lightly foxed; text block lightly dampstained around the edges. A few small edge tears. One plate with a small tape repair. About good. A scarce illustrated history of St. Louis, with wonderful folding lithographs of the Merchant Exchange, steam boats, and a stove works factory. Contains short sketches on all manner of local retailers, including furniture warehouses, hotels, jewelers, and a Daguerrean Gallery (Mr. J.J. Outley, proprietor). Also describes local railroad routes. A great compendium of information on early St. Louis businesses. The NUC lists this title, but fails to note any locations. HOWES T52, "aa.". Seller Inventory # WRCAM 42580
Book Description George Knapp & Co, St. Louis, MO, 1858. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. First edition. 430pp. With 4 folding plates, including the frontispiece, a hand tinted (in yellow) lithograph of the Merchants Exchange. Some text foxing. Top outer blank corner of title torn away (probably the name of a previous owner). Frontispiece lightly chipped at fore-edge (not into the image). Orig. green cloth, gilt, somewhat soiled and spine extremities a bit chipped. Seller Inventory # 6517
Book Description George Knapp & Co., Printers and Binders, Saint Louis, MO., 1858. Original Full Blue Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ as Issued. Illustrated (illustrator). First Edition. Original Full Blue Gilt Cloth. 8vo. 9 by 6. 430 pps. w/ index. Steel Engraved Fold-Out frontispiece scene of early downtown Saint Louis. Second book ever published about Saint Louis exclusively, concurrent with Hogan's thoughts on Saint Louis, which appeared after. Contains fold out steel engravings of riverboats, and single page engravings and textual engravings of the period. Sketch book of St. Louis incorporates the first published history preceding the Edwards Great West of 1860, and precedes all subsequent histories. In addition, it is the first explication of daily life in commerce, trade and manufacturing of this early metropolis of the west. Provenance: George Brooks former director of the Missouri Historical Society. This is one of St. louis' rarest book with John Casper Wild, and Hogan's Thoughts on St. Louis. Howes T-52. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 002565